Sonder & Dram will stand proudly at the center of Lewiston’s planned Canal redevelopment. We are enthusiastic and proud to invest in this location on the corner of Ash & Canal in downtown Lewiston. It puts us right between the already exciting establishments on Lisbon Street and the promising future that Canal Street holds for our entire community. The City’s been a terrific partner in our project and their planning and economic development staff has proven easy to work with.
Sonder & Dram pays respect to the past and looks to the future as a modern neighborhood bar in downtown Lewiston. Combining elevated fresh New American cuisine, inventive cocktails, local beer, and everything you want in a memorable bar experience. It is possible you already know the charters; come see Tom Ardia and Michael Gosselin in the basement of the historic McGillicuddy building.
About our team:
The Drinks– Thomas Ardia. With over 20 years of experience in the restaurant business, Tom Ardia has made an indelible mark on the restaurant and bar communities that he has served. Working closely with new and emerging businesses in L+A, Tom has acquired a well-earned reputation as a creative genius behind the bar, winning recognition in the industry for his stylistic contributions to mixology. Tom is back in L+A!
The Food– Michael Gosselin. A Lewiston native, Michael became passionate about food at a young age. After graduating as a Lewiston Blue Devil, he went on to study at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After returning to Maine he worked steadily in local area restaurants for over a decade, where he helped open two restaurants and manage two kitchens as Chef. An innate desire to host and feed people has fueled his passion for food and hospitality throughout his career. Michael has always been proud to be from L+A and his Franco-American heritage has influenced his philosophies on life and cuisine.
The Place– Great Falls Development Group: Peter Flanders, Jon Mercier and Rick Roy. With help from the industry knowledge that their new partners bring to the table, GFDG transformed this basement location of Sonder & Dram into something exciting and new. To build something magnificent requires the work of many hands. It is more than the sum of its parts. A craving for new restaurants and dining experiences pushed the members of GFDG to get involved in the exciting future of cuisine and entertainment in downtown Lewiston. Sonder & Dram is a culmination of determination, enthusiasm, and high hopes for L+A.